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By Lacy J. Davis,Jim Kettner

“An particularly very important, tremendous relatable memoir approximately studying to like the toughest individual of all: yourself.”
—Liz Prince, writer of

At as soon as punk rock and poignant, Ink in Water is the visceral and groundbreaking picture memoir of a tender woman’s devastating fight with unfavourable physique snapshot and consuming issues, and the way she rose above her personal damaging behaviors and emotions of inadequacy to reside a lifetime of energy and empowerment.

As a tender artist residing in Portland, Lacy Davis’ consuming ailment started with the germ of an concept: a seed of a notion that informed her she simply wasn’t strong enough. and prefer ink in water, that concept unfold until eventually it reached each nook of her being. this can be the genuine tale of Lacy’s trip into the self-destructive international of a number of consuming problems. It begins with a tender and confident Lacy, attempting to grapple with our culture’s body-image obsession and remain precise to her rebellion grrrl roots. And whereas she before everything succeeds in overcoming a nagging rumination approximately her physique, a get a divorce with a recuperating addict begins her on a collision direction with anorexia, well-being nutrients obsession, and compulsive workout dependancy. on the request of her final actual good friend, she starts off going to a twelve-step Overeaters nameless direction, purely to discover that it conflicts along with her punk feminist ideology.

Blending daring humor, a hefty dose of self-deprecation, vulnerability, literary storytelling, and dynamic and provocative paintings through illustrator Jim Kettner, Ink in Water is an unflinching, brutally sincere check out the author’s brain: how she realized to take regulate of her harmful concepts, redirect her perfectionism from self-destructive behaviors into writing and paintings, and the way she dedicated herself to a lifetime of overall healthiness, energy, and nourishment.

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